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  • Linux Looking To Sunset The Calxeda ARM Server Support

    Phoronix: Linux Looking To Sunset The Calxeda ARM Server Support

    It's already been six years since the collapse of Calxeda as the first promising ARM server company. With that, the Linux kernel upstream developers are looking at dropping the Calxeda platform support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...eda-ARM-Server

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    Pity ... back in the day they were a bit handful with all the web instances and load balancing, today they should be an ideal "kubernetes in a box" platform. Still much better than a bunch of RPis ...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pegasus View Post
      Pity ... back in the day they were a bit handful with all the web instances and load balancing, today they should be an ideal "kubernetes in a box" platform. Still much better than a bunch of RPis ...
      Calxeda simply did not have the resources to pivot to 64-bit ARM quickly enough. And they were a bit ahead of their time. The Calxeda ideas (low power in dense packaging for applications that are not computationally intense) never really went out of peoples minds, and has come back (AWS Graviton 64-bit ARM processors are an example) for that original target space. What IP remains of Calxeda is now used by the streaming server company that picked up the pieces.

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      • #4
        A lot more people would be using KVM on 32-bit ARM if anyone knew how to actually make it work...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by archsway View Post
          A lot more people would be using KVM on 32-bit ARM if anyone knew how to actually make it work...
          Well, I can't get it work even on aarch64:
          https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...t/+bug/1832394
          https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...t/+bug/1832395

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